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How can I return to a previous version of firefox?

At this moment I'm running Firefox 35.0.1, and I think I wish to return to whatever was the previous version. I think Firefox updated to this version several weeks ago, a… (read more)

At this moment I'm running Firefox 35.0.1, and I think I wish to return to whatever was the previous version. I think Firefox updated to this version several weeks ago, and since then strange things are happening. First of all, I don not like the "manage search engine" set-up. It's different than the one I had a few weeks ago. Now there's nothing at all wrong with this new incarnation, I just don't like the drop down box, etc, (very small issue). My real concern is, when I'm on a web page, (pick one), any web page, I'll begin hearing audio from some ad. I frantically search the page to see where I can stop the audio, never finding any option. I'll minimize my window, to see if something is behind that window, which I can shut off, but to no avail. This has happened 3 times in the last 48 hours. Not earth shattering issues, I realize. But the question would be, is there an easy way that one could return to the version prior to 35.0.1, without damaging anything, (I'm not extremely tech savy).

Thanks in advance, etc. greg

Asked by gse30542 5 years ago

Last reply by John99 5 years ago

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Firefox downgrades to earlier version

I am running WIndows 7. I have admin rights (this is a work computer). I have upgraded Firefox to version 40.x (several times). I have deleted the previous version (29.0)… (read more)

I am running WIndows 7. I have admin rights (this is a work computer). I have upgraded Firefox to version 40.x (several times). I have deleted the previous version (29.0) using both Control Panel Uninstall and manually removing the Mozilla folders.

The upgrade works fine until I logout/restart. Then version 29.0 is what is running (and now present in the Uninstall control panel). Of course, Firefox wants to upgrade this version but at this point I may have to use Chrome (please no!) rather than upgrading every session.

Asked by nworbs 4 years ago

Last reply by guigs 4 years ago

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how do I undo an update that I didn't want

despite ,my continued refusal of the new version suddenly I have it - so how do I go back to the previous version. My problem is that my security program is not compatib… (read more)

despite ,my continued refusal of the new version suddenly I have it - so how do I go back to the previous version. My problem is that my security program is not compatible with the new version and I need to have that working

Asked by tillotson 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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I need to download 36.0.4 for a lab on a windows computer. How?

All I can get to download is the newest version and I need the 36.0.4 to do my biology lab online since the company it is through did not update their software. I don't w… (read more)

All I can get to download is the newest version and I need the 36.0.4 to do my biology lab online since the company it is through did not update their software. I don't want to risk getting a virus through a crappy website. I just need a straightforward link to that version so I can effectively do my lab.

Asked by Noodledot27 4 years ago

Last reply by prashant 4 years ago

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How can I revert to FF ESR 52?

Firefox self-updated to ESR 60 this morning, without warning me that I would lose most of my add-ons and configurations. I understand that FF 52 has a limited life, but t… (read more)

Firefox self-updated to ESR 60 this morning, without warning me that I would lose most of my add-ons and configurations. I understand that FF 52 has a limited life, but this is not a good week for me to have to deal with this because I am on deadline. I need access to my add-ons that I had last night so I can finish my project.

I would add that I did indeed click on the "about this update" link, but it goes to a "not found" page.

None of the links on the Mozilla website to the old versions allow me to download ESR 52. Even the link that says "download older versions" only gives access to ESR 60.

How can I go back to what I had an hour ago?

MOZILLA: This is absolutely unacceptable. You need to warn your users about what a huge update this is before it is applied, and you need to give people a window and not just force it all of a sudden. I had heard this was coming, but I had no idea that this was it.

Asked by JM999999 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR 52)

Where can I download Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR 52) for Windows in order to continue using the Session Manager extension? It's extremely important and vital th… (read more)

Where can I download Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR 52) for Windows in order to continue using the Session Manager extension? It's extremely important and vital that I am able to restore my historical sessions and also save multiple sessions going forward.

When I try to download it, I can see it will be 60 version instead.

Unfortunately I mistakenly updated my ESR 52 version today without realizing I'd lose that extension. This is very frustrating, so to alleviate the issue, I'd just like to have the older version and stick with it. Thank you.

Asked by Helpme1 1 year ago

Last reply by sergiobetween 1 year ago

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Need Downloader for Firefox 52esr. I did NOT consent to automatic updating to 60.2

Not sure why Firefox updated itself, but I NEVER allow automatic updating, and this is a perfect example why. Need the installer for 52esr or need Mozilla to enable compa… (read more)

Not sure why Firefox updated itself, but I NEVER allow automatic updating, and this is a perfect example why.

Need the installer for 52esr or need Mozilla to enable compatibility for older extensions. Thank you.

Asked by mallen9595 1 year ago

Last reply by James 1 year ago

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How do I re-install ESR 52.9 on a Mac? I never wanted this new 60 ESR, and I need the old add-on behavior.

Simple. I had Firefox ESR 52.9, along with some add-ons that will not work in 55+. I thought I had disabled automatic updates. But to my surprise, I got updated to 60. I … (read more)

Simple. I had Firefox ESR 52.9, along with some add-ons that will not work in 55+.

I thought I had disabled automatic updates. But to my surprise, I got updated to 60.

I don't like what I am seeing. My system has a standard of dark text (preferably black) on light background (normally white, light gray if not active), and you are basically forcing a dark theme even in the daytime, even if gray on black is hard to read, even if my monitor cannot go up to "bright" in a short space/pixel count.

I don't like the ultra-tiny little icons for the new tab page (I do like being able to see more sites; the old one capped at about 54 sites no matter what settings I chose). I don't like the new "hidden menu" that is appropriate for touch screens that doesn't respond to keyboard (control F2 on Mac, alt-space on Windows).

I don't like the look at some of my add-ons have changed to. I don't run a touchscreen tablets, and I don't want my computer to be forced to use a browser that pretends that it is.

I don't like that the new Firefox basically forces pocket on me. I don't like pocket, I don't trust its terms of service/privacy policy, I don't like that Firefox/Mozilla has chosen to basically make it a first-class citizen even though it doesn't put my interests first and foremost. I don't like that Firefox has basically decided to say "whatever Google does, we will follow". I don't like that Firefox/Mozilla has abandoned its view of "what is best for the browser user", and gone to "whatever is best for the website".

Ideally, I would like to have ESR 52.9, as well as ESR 60.X, side-by-side. I would use 52 for 99% of what I do, and only switch to 60 for those sites that simply will not work at all in 52.

Ideally, the only difference would be the display of the websites. They would share the same history, they would share the same set of bookmarks, etc. There would be no loss of data when I move between one and the other.

I have a Time Machine backup. What do I need to do to get the old Firefox back, and prevent it from instantly auto updating back to the new junk? Including my old add-ons.

Asked by Keybounce 1 year ago

Last reply by Shadow110 1 year ago

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rollback

I have never updated to Quantum due to the horrible nature of the update; today Firefox automatically updated to Quantum (Version 60) and when I go to your website to rol… (read more)

I have never updated to Quantum due to the horrible nature of the update; today Firefox automatically updated to Quantum (Version 60) and when I go to your website to rollback and click on the ESR download, it continues to take me to 60… this version is horrible and removes all intelligent add-ons used as teachers in our building. Where do I get the version that supports Legacy add-ons… I find it very disreputable and dishonorable to auto-install something on my computer without asking if I choose to accept… I also had auto update turned off (obviously since I’ve managed to hang on to the Firefox 53 ESR version until today. Please direct me to the download location or send me the file. Thank you for your time and support.

Asked by MJKiel 1 year ago

Last reply by WestEnd 1 year ago

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How to reverse unwanted/unexpected changes from ESR version update.

I run Win7 x 64 Home with IE11 and have also been using a Firefox ESR version for years; I don't remember which version of it I had recently. For the last few days, Firef… (read more)

I run Win7 x 64 Home with IE11 and have also been using a Firefox ESR version for years; I don't remember which version of it I had recently. For the last few days, Firefox had been 'overusing my Cpu' so when an update was announced today, I clicked the "What's New" button. Getting no information in the new tab, I foolishly updated anyway and got darkened tabs and changes to the address bar, things such as moving the reload button. I tried unsuccessfully to revert to an earlier 52.9 version and finally to this 60.0.1 version, but the changes remain. FWIW, I don't remember seeing any versions between those two, Anyway, I assume these changes aren't something normally adjustable in the Options, and don't see well enough to want to search everywhere for a solution. Can anyone shed some light on this matter, specifically explaining how to revert to the earlier format?

Below is a snip of the top of my page and a bit of the desktop on the left, the page showing the darkened tabs.

Asked by GreyFox 1 year ago

Last reply by James 1 year ago

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I detest Firefox Quantum. How can I go back to Firefox 29 - 56 ?

A pop-up appeared on my computer, asking me to install the latest upgrade to Firefox, stating that it was a “security upgrade”. I installed it and found that I the whol… (read more)

A pop-up appeared on my computer, asking me to install the latest upgrade to Firefox, stating that it was a “security upgrade”.

I installed it and found that I the whole appearance of Firefox had changed.

This new version is aesthetically disgusting with its sharp angles and black tabs, which are incredibly difficult to read. These tabs are now fixed at the top of the window, whereas I want them where I’ve always kept them, below the Bookmarks Toolbar.

I can’t put the tabs back where they belong, below the Bookmarks Toolbar, with Classic Theme Restorer because with this latest so-called “upgrade”, Classic Theme Restorer is now “no longer compatible with my version of Firefox.”

Why would anybody want tabs at the top of the window anyway ? It is now impossible to drag the Firefox window around my screen with the mouse as I’ve always done, and as I still do with any other window, because clicking and dragging on the tab at the top only creates a new duplicate Firefox window.

I’ve also lost other add-ons due to this so-called “upgrade” , including my regular FTP client, FireFTP and its associated FireFTP Button.

I was happy with the way Firefox worked in the past: the Firefox I’m stuck wiyth now is an abomination. I want to go back to the Firefox I had yesterday not this bullshit pretentious version I’ve been saddled with today.

I want to return to Firefox 29 - 56 but of course, you won’t allow that. No one in the Firefox Empire is permitted to go back to what used to be !

I could possibly even accept that, if you’d bothered to inform us in your original pop-up that this was not just a security improvement but a full upgrade which, if accepted, would drastically alter Firefox on my computer. Of course you didn’t say that, or anything like it. Your dishonesty is breath-taking.

I’ve been using Firefox since the beginning: before that I was using the Mozilla browser. There used to be rhyme and reason to Firefox’s upgrades: now they just seem to be developments made for the sake of innovation, with no other reason. I’ve had a bellyful of the modern Firefox. If you won’t let me change Firefox back to the way I want it, and always had it, I’ll just have to get rid of it.

Asked by fearfeasa 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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How can I revert to an esr version that works with addons such as downthemall, when 60.1 esr doesn't do this anymore?

I just upgraded from esr 60.1 to esr 60.2 for mac, and some addons that I value are now broken. I tried reverting to esr 60.1 from the directory on the site, then trying … (read more)

I just upgraded from esr 60.1 to esr 60.2 for mac, and some addons that I value are now broken. I tried reverting to esr 60.1 from the directory on the site, then trying others, working backwards, without any luck yet. I'd like to find a pre-quantum version that works. The addons include ShareMeNot, Downthemall!, and BetterPrivacy.

Asked by hoping2 1 year ago

Last reply by Shadow110 1 year ago

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The ESR was downloaded and installed and the firefox browser is not recognizing it. How can I make it work?

Firefox upgraded to the latest version. My organization uses cloud based applications that require the ESR. I downloaded and installed the new ESR, refreshed firefox and … (read more)

Firefox upgraded to the latest version. My organization uses cloud based applications that require the ESR. I downloaded and installed the new ESR, refreshed firefox and created a new profile and the ESR extension is still not working.

Asked by cltuma 1 year ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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As of today, microsoft silverlight no longer works with firefox ESR. Is there a work-around for this or do I have to use another product?

I've been using Firefox ESR as a work-around for Firefox not working with silverlight for some time now. Today, my browser updated and quit working. I have to use this ev… (read more)

I've been using Firefox ESR as a work-around for Firefox not working with silverlight for some time now. Today, my browser updated and quit working. I have to use this everyday in my work, so I'm looking for another work-around, is one available? I like the security I feel Firefox has and do not want to use anything else. Thank you in advance for any help you can offer.

Asked by search 1 year ago

Last reply by James 1 year ago

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I am having problems with Local Storage on some websites (ERS 52.9)

So I had my firefox update to ESR 60, and I restored my old browser and profile from backup. Details of that are here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1232392… (read more)

So I had my firefox update to ESR 60, and I restored my old browser and profile from backup. Details of that are here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1232392


The problem? I am having trouble with Local Storage.

I tried restoring different profiles from different days from Time Machine. I managed to get one where things seemed to work. Until I quit and restarted firefox.


Mega (mega.nz) tells me: Sorry, we were unable to initialize the browser's local storage, either you're using an outdated/misconfigured browser or it's something from our side.

If you think it's our fault, please report the issue back to us.

Reason: [Exception... "File error: Corrupted" nsresult: "0x8052000b (NS_ERROR_FILE_CORRUPTED)" location: "JS frame :: https://mega.nz/secureboot.js?r=1536229029 :: <TOP_LEVEL> :: line 331" data: no] Browser: mozilla/5.0 (macintosh; intel mac os x 10.9; rv:52.0) gecko/20100101 firefox/52.0

Trimps (trimps.github.io) tells me:

Your browser is preventing Trimps from accessing localStorage, and you will not be able to save or load your progress. Please check your browser settings to ensure that 3rd party cookies are not disabled, and that you're not using any addons that might interrupt storage!

AutoSave has been disabled to prevent damage to your save. If you previously had a save file, it should still be waiting for you once you fix your browser settings.

Antimatter dimensions (ivark.github.io) just shows me a brand-new game, 9 months of progress lost.

Preferences -> advanced only lists 5 sites with offline data, all of them listed with 0 bytes. Two of these are twitter, the other three are unknown.

Profile_dir/storage has three folders -- temporary, default, permanent -- and inside there are lots of folders for various websites. But I don't see one for either github.io site. Permissions on these folders are normal. But the dates are mostly OLD.

But, only mostly. If I just open firefox, and then close a minute or two later, a bunch of them are updated to "now". Even if I am not visiting the site in question.

Asked by Keybounce 1 year ago

Last reply by Shadow110 1 year ago

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How to get rid of latest Firefox Browser Update, & Reset Firefox to my "Old Version and Settings"!?

My Firefox Browser on my Desktop updated, and it has buggered up all my Favorites, as i used The Notes Section a "Lot", and the new Updated Firefox Browser "No Longer" ha… (read more)

My Firefox Browser on my Desktop updated, and it has buggered up all my Favorites, as i used The Notes Section a "Lot", and the new Updated Firefox Browser "No Longer" has this Feature, meaning i have lost all my "Important Notes"! So i want to get rid of the New/current Updated Firefox Browser and go back to the Version of the Firefox Browser i was using before!

Asked by Saito_Masaki 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago